Optimize Security For Multiple Locations

February 18th, 2022

If you’re fortunate enough to have a growing business in Chico, CA, then you may have multiple sites as a part of your business to manage. While it’s tough enough to efficiently run the day to day operations in a coordinated fashion between different locations, this also presents another factor; security.

Security in an individual business in Chico, CA can be managed with a single system, but how does this apply when you have different locations? What is the best way to ensure that all of your locations are safe, and you are “in the loop” about what’s happening?

Cameras Are Essential

One of the most important cornerstones of any location’s security is a good camera network. For decades, security cameras have proven their worth, both as deterrents and, in the worst case scenarios, investigative aids when a crime has occurred.

As a deterrent, cameras prevent crime by sending a warning to thieves that they will have to put in much more work to succeed at robbing a facility. An area with no security personnel and no camera is much easier to steal from since it’s much more difficult to identify culprits who exercise care with leaving trace evidence. On the other hand, a camera watching a facility not only shows the exact date and time of an intrusion, but it also gives away critical clues like the point of entry, movement through the facility and identifying characteristics of intruders like height, weight, and clothing.

The CCTV Issue

The biggest problem with older security camera systems was their self-contained nature. A camera system, once installed, could only broadcast images to one destination; a single monitor within the security center of that building. The only solution to cameras for different locations was each facility having its individual security center.

This made coordination of security difficult. It required constant coordination between security centers to share any relevant information. It also presented complications for managers that might want centralized access to such information since it either had to compiled and relayed or required individual visits to each facility.

The Wireless Solution

With a wireless camera system, many of these issues are taken care of. Wireless cameras are not limited to transmitting an image only to one source. The images can be viewed from a traditional security center, or on any computing device authorized to receive images, such as a desktop computer, laptop computer, or even phone.

What’s more, because, the images are stored digitally, on the Internet, any image from any camera on an authorized network can be viewed in any configuration a manager wants. If you want to configure only warehouse security, you can do that. If you want only images from the cashier counters of different locations, you can do that too. If you want automatic notifications of anything noteworthy being caught on these cameras, you can set your system and staff to do just that.

Having multiple locations to a business in Chico, CA can be complicated. But using modern security systems for wireless remote viewing is one way you can centralize your security and still retain control. Contact us and ask us for more details on how to implement this for your business.

What Our Customers Say

"I had the Alibi system installed several years ago. It has functioned flawlessly. The image quality is exellent both night and day and in all weather conditions. I particularly like the replay (which can be set at various speeds) and zoom functions of the system. Tech support from Crimefreeliving has been excellent. I have received quick responses to questions, and timely home visits — as when I changed IP carriers and my Alibi system needed to be reset. I have recommended Crimefreeliving to several friends."


"As a small business owner here in Chico we definitely saw the need for video surveillance. After expressing our needs and concerns Tim did an excellent job getting us set up with the set up with the appropriate equipment. He really took the time to address our concerns in a very friendly, professional and knowledgeable manner. I highly recommend Tim for all of your business and residential video surveillance needs."

Ron H., Owner/Auto Doctor

"I have to say I love having my security cameras at my home. Tim Truby did a wonderful job of installing the five cameras. He is very neat and cleaned everything up after the installation. He explained to me how to operate the monitor, my phone and IPad. However, I have had to call Tim because I'm not tech savvy and forget what he has told me. He usually just helps me over the phone and then all is well. I'm 80 years old and enjoy the comfort of knowing I have these security cameras."


"Tim Truby designed and installed a 32 camera system for us here at the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District. We had received several other quotes from security system vendors, but Tim’s quote was the least expensive. Tim also installed the system quickly and has always been available when we needed him. We are very happy with our security camera system and we can highly recommend Tim Truby for all of your surveillance system needs."

D. Weseman, Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District

Crime Free Living updated our old video system with a new 16 Channel HD Alibi Video Security System. The old system had been added onto by different installers which resulted in a cabling mess. There were cables that worked and cables that went nowhere. It was a mess. Tim sorted it all out and installed cameras that are very clear. He also installed a monitor for our cashiers to watch hidden areas, a monitor to watch the entry door, and a monitor that allows employees to watch the outside parking and gas pump area. All work was done on time and very professional! Will always recommend Tim and Crime Free Living.

S. AM PM Chico Arco Station

"I had Tim install an Alibi Video Security System at my residence and a couple business locations. The remote view option is invaluable to absentee owners or anyone who travels a lot. The clarity and quality of the cameras have allowed for viewing employee theft. The evidence provided from the HD video cameras was fantastic! Tim was professional and provided extra value from his law enforcement background."

J. Folsom Arco Station

"Tim, I want to thank you again for doing such a fantastic job on installing a wireless IP security camera system at our dream home. The extra time that you took to hide wires, and install a clean, professional system is much appreciated. I still can’t believe the clarity, quality, and ease of use of this new system. I wished that I would have met you before our original inferior system was installed by another company. Now, whether I am at home, or monitoring the system from around the world, I know that my home and family are safe and sound."

John M.

"In April of 2017, my husband and I made a phone call to Crime Free Living that turned out to be a smart and wise decision. Amazingly, in just a few hours, Tim installed four Dome Security Cameras, weatherproof enclosures, and hooked up into our home a 23" Full HD Widescreen Security Monitor. Even more than his professional expertise was the time spent with us in making sure that this system was working correctly and properly installed on our phones so that anywhere in our travels we can monitor our new home in Magalia."

Tieka and Don S.

"I have been using Crime Free Living for the last couple years ar work and at home and I really recommend this product. Tim is a very good service provider. If he can't figure it out, he's got good tech support with the system that he offers."

Gary D.

"I have known Tim for over 10 years. To date, Time with Crime Free Living has installed two separate surveillance systems for my company. With each system, Tim has listened to my needs and custom dsigned surveillance systems for my specific needs and within my budget. The equipment used is always state of the art, the workmanship is top notch, and Tim is the example of trustworthy. I would recommend him for any job."

Steve D., Down Range Indoor Training Center

images Certifications & Training

With 16 years of experience in law enforcement, Tim Truby, CEO, is fully certified in video surveillance and training.

  • Certified Advanced Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Academy Instructor Certification
  • California POST Certification in Specialized Surveillance Equipment
  • California POST Certification in Basic Crime Prevention
    • Advanced Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
    • Certified Alibi Security Dealer
    • Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessment (FEMA)
    • Incident Command System (100 & 200)
    • Certified Cognitech Video Forensic Investigator
    • Neighborhood Watch Toolkit Trainer
    • Computer Crimes/Investigations
    • Domestic Crisis for Crisis Negotiators